Saturday, January 12, 2008

VASQUEZ Rocks!! - and the Getty Museum

So, I never knew there was a park with my same name! So I was surprised when I heard on the news the other day about the Vasquez Rocks. "Spok" from Star Trek was being interview on the news during my lunch break and they mentioned that one of the episodes was filmed at the Vasquez Rocks. So, I decided to check it out and see what it was about.
My two girlfriends, Carissa and Kristy, are sweet girls that I went to high school with. We were cheerleaders together :) Anyway, as we're nearing our thirties, life has brought us all back to Chino and living with our parents! Imagine that! haha :) Since we're all pretty poor these days, we have been making a list of all the local things we can do and see that are free (or cheap). So we took the drive out to the Vasquez Rocks and did some hiking and photography.

We had a great time hanging out with each other and being in nature. The rocks are amazing (as you can see in the pictures) and very fun to hike around. I would suggest visiting them, if you're local :) It’s a good time being out in the fresh air, getting some exercise, and enjoying great friends!

So hiking the rock was harder than I thought it would be...I didn't make it very far :)

By the way, I took one of the rocks even though I wasn't supposed to. I mean, I am a Vasquez and I should have a "Vasquez Rock" of my very own, right? :)

After our morning/afternoon of hiking, we decided to spend the rest of the day at the Getty Museum. It was a long day of walking around through all the buildings, but the art was amazing! Towards the end of the day there, we were able to watch the sunset over the ocean. It was very beautiful. Then we drove around Beverly Hills for awhile trying to check out all the sites, and then drove over to The Grove and had dinner at the Farmer's Market area. It was a long day, but a great one! I love my friends and am so glad that we're able to spend more time together now that we're all back "home". I hope that the three of us will have many more adventures together!! :)


the Trontels said...

How fun!!! What a amazing pictures too :)

Growler said...

Aww, Jody - I love spending time with you! You're so much fun. Can't wait for our next adventure.